At the very first Future Forward conferences, in 2001 and 2002, you could have:
• Learned about why speech interfaces on mobile devices were going to matterWe're continuing that tradition of glimpsing the future with a group of New England's most forward-thinking techies, entrepreneurs, and investors.
• Seen a demo of how wireless networks everywhere would facilitate the emergence of the "Internet of things"
• Ridden the Segway before anyone else (OK, so it didn't exactly revolutionize personal transportation...)
• Met the co-founder of E Ink, years before their displays were integrated into the Amazon Kindle
• Heard about consumer applications of robotics from the co-founder of iRobot... before they launched the Roomba.
This year, it happens Tuesday, November 19th in downtown Boston. We're doing it as a half-day event, starting in early afternoon and closing with cocktails. And the format is new: you'll get a series of 5- and 10-minute briefings and demos, each followed by time for debate and discussion. We'll focus on technologies with the potential to create or transform industry sectors, and new investing dynamics or company-building strategies.
So: if you have an idea for a short presentation on a technology, business, or design trend that will be big in 2014, or want to give a dazzling demo of something new or not-yet-released, drop us a note. We're especially looking for presentations that can be done in five slides or fewer, or with just a whiteboard.
And if you'd like to be in the audience — space is extremely limited, and attendance is complimentary thanks to our sponsors — request an invitation here. Our focus is founders, investors, and senior execs at fast-growing companies.
Thanks to our 2013 sponsors: McGladrey and Goodwin Procter.